Introducing our Scholar: Ben Furnish

Ben Furnish is managing editor for BkMk Press at UMKC, where he also teaches English. He is the author of Nostalgia in Jewish American Theater and Film, 1979-2004 and has been an expert contributor for many other scholarly publications including the Dictionary of Literary Biograpy’s volume on Yiddish writers, Holocaust Literature, Encyclopeida Judaica, Jews and Sex and Studies in Jewish Civilization. He holds a PhD from Kansas University and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) and Harvard. He is invited to give a paper at the first International Conference on Modern Yiddish Studies sponsored by Heidelberg and Oxford universities in December.


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